Originally from South Dakota, Samantha Colburn started performing at a very early age in musical theatre. She went on to star in such roles as Maria in The Sound of Music and Rosie in Bye, Bye, Birdie as well as being a top ten finalist at the National Forensic League‘s National Speech Tournament.
Samantha went to receive degrees in acting, music and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she won best actress awards two years in a row and starred in roles such as Janet in The Rocky Horror Show and Gwendolyn in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. After graduation she spent a year on stage with the renowned Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Since moving to Los Angeles to pursue her career in film, Samantha has appeared in a multitude of national commercials and in such films as Cannes Film Festival selection Cessation with the talented Dennis Haysbert and South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival favorite Out of Nowhere.
She made her television debut as Dr. Marta Torrez opposite Hugh Laurie on House M.D. and more recently was seen guest starring on Criminal Minds and NCIS. She has also appeared with Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle on Showtime’s House of Lies, on ABC Family’s Jane by Design with Andie MacDowell and The CW’s Hart of Dixie with Rachel Bilson.
Currently, Samantha can be seen in the films Best Night Ever, Crazy Bitches & Electric Slide. She is also a series regular for season 2 of The CW’s P.E.T. Squad Files and starring in the upcoming feature film The Storyteller.
Recent & Upcoming Projects
Starring in the upcoming family drama The Storyteller. Written by Emmy Award-nominated director Joe Crump and producer Rachel Noll, The Storyteller won second place in the Family Film category for the prestigious “PAGE International Screenplay Awards” out of nearly 9,000 feature length screenplays! The cast also features Constance Towers, Kristina Wagner and Brooklyn Silzer all of General Hospital fame, Cassidy Mack (Zoey to the Max), plus Broadway’s James Snyder (If/Then) and Eden Espinosa (Wicked)!
Series Regular for season 2 of the CW’s comedy THE PET SQUAD FILES. Hey, that’s “Paranormal and Extra-Terrestrial” Squad to you! Starring and created by John Dale and Michael Hobert. Available on your laptop screen now at CWSeed.com.
Lead Role in the comedic feature film BEST NIGHT EVER about “a group of women who go on a life changing adventure,” written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer of Scary Movie fame and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity). Available On Netflix, iTunes & Amazon Instant NOW!
Lead Role in the upcoming “Horrific Serial Killer Comedy Thriller” CRAZY BITCHES – about “a girls’ weekend getaway that turns into a nightmare when, one by one, they are killed by their own vanity,” written and directed by Jane Clark (Meth Head). Available on iTunes & Amazon Instant Now!
Supporting Role opposite Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21) in the feature film ELECTRIC SLIDE which is based on the true story “of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson,” written and directed by Tristan Patterson. Available now on Netflix, Amazon Instant & iTunes.
Comedic Supporting Role in the indie feature film SHIRIN IN LOVE – “a romantic comedy about an absent-minded, yet sophisticated, young Iranian-American woman who lives in ‘Tehrangeles’.” The film stars Nazanin Boniadi (How I Met Your Mother, Homeland), Riley Smith (90210) and the Oscar nominated Amy Madigan.